Sporting Success 2016-2017

Athletics Success 2016-2017

Congratulations to Prep 7 who were wonderful competitors at the Athletics NI sporting event on Wednesday 8th March.  Pupils had the opportunity to compete against other Primary 7 pupils from seven Belfast Primary Schools in a wide variety of athletics events including cross country, hurdles and shot putt.

 Special mention must be given to two Prep 7 pupils who came 2nd in cross country and 2nd in ‘speed bounce’.

Netball Success 2016-2017

Congratulations to the Prep 7 netball squad who won their section of the Belfast Area Primary School Finals. They played 5 closely contested matches and finished as gold medal winners. Mrs Simpson and Mrs Pearson were very proud of how the girls worked together with such team cohesion and demonstrated excellent skills and resilience. Well done!

The netball team played well in their matches against St Bride's and Fullerton and won a match. Well done girls!

The netball players welcomed Millenium Integrated Primary School to play a tournament.  All girls played a match and learnt a lot about positional play and sportsmanship.  Well done!

Cross Country Success 2016-2017

The Prep team ended up 5th overall with one of the girls coming 17th out of 140 runners at the cross country event on Wednesday 28th March.  Well done girls!

Ten girls from Prep 7 took part in the third round of the Flahavens cross country primary schools league. All girls ran with determination finishing in some high places amongst a very strong field of over 200 competitors. Special mention must go to Sophia Colgan who finished in the top 30 and also Clara Wilson who despite losing both shoes battled hard to finish the course in a fast time. Well done Prep 7. 

The Prep 7 cross country team competed in the Flahavens league and all girls had excellent runs with the team finishing in the top 25% in a strong field of over 250 girls. We look forward to competing in the Belfast area cross country championships in March 2017.

Swimming Success 2016-2017

Congratulations to our Prep 7 pupil who competed in the Swim Ulster schools gala in Bangor. Maddie was a finalist in the 100m Butterfly and qualified for the Irish schools to be held in Dublin in February.  

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Hockey Success 2016-2017

The competitive hockey squad enjoyed another four practice matches against Stranmillis Primary in preparation for the annual qualifying tournament.

The Prep Hockey club played five away friendly matches against Strathearn on Tuesday 31st January 2017.

All of the hockey club members played a match which resulted in a successful and enjoyable afternoon.  Overall, we won three matches, drew one and lost one.

The competitive squad have matches coming up against Stranmillis, in preparation for the Northern Ireland Schools competition in March.

Our Halloween hockey tournament went off with a bang!

Prep 7 and Prep 6 girls played in teams of 5 displaying their hockey skills that they have learnt this term. The girls all played well and prizes were given to some promising players of the future.

Everyone was a winner on the day as we all had fun and are ready to begin our training once again after half term.

Sporting Success 2015-2016

 

Cross Country Success 2015-2016

Prep 7 girls had outstanding success at the Belfast cross country championships with Emma Harrison coming third overall and Lily McGuire tenth. All girls ran with great determination and helped place the team second overall. Well done girls!

Netball Success 2015-2016

Congratulations to the Prep netball squad who were undefeated in the Belfast Area netball tournament and finished as overall winners! They played 4 teams (including St Kierans, Holy Cross, Rosetta and Mercy Primary) and won all their matches. They were also fabulous helpers, timers, scorekeepers and ball girls. Congratulations ladies. Keep playing netball!

The Prep 6 and 7 team played a fun match against eachother for their last session of the term.  Thank you to Miss McLaughlin, Mrs Simpson and Senior School girls for their help with the team throughout the year.

The netball squad enjoyed a day of practice matches and tournaments on Tuesday 2nd December. We hosted Carryduff and Stranmillis Primary school at Richmond Lodge before travelling to Holywood Netball Club to play in a Christmas tournament. The 6 teams included a combination of schools and clubs between the ages of P6 and Year 9 including VCB and MCB Prep, Bangor Central Integrated, Holywood and Belfast Ladies. It was a great learning experience for our squad and the girls learnt many new skills and tactics which we will put to good use. Well done to all the P7 netballers- I am very proud of your progress and performance. A great start girls - keep it up!

Hockey Success 2015-2016

Congratulations to the Prep 7 hockey squad who reached the quarter finals of the Ulster Hockey qualifying tournament at Shawsbridge on 2nd March 2016.

Congratulations to the Prep hockey team who successfully competed in a tournament on Saturday 28th November alongside Victorians Hockey Club. This was a tournament arranged for Brockhurst and Marlston Preparatory School who were touring from England. The girls performed very well in all their matches and enjoyed refreshments in the Pavilion after the competition. A huge thank you to all the players and also to Anne Molloy from Victorians for organising this event and Natalie Patterson for her dedication and coaching. We wish all the girls the  very best of luck for the remainder of the season.

Gaelic Success 2015-2016

Congratulations to the VCB Prep Gaelic Football team captained brilliantly by Isabella O’Brien who played their first ever blitz on 13th October 2015. Their opening fixture saw them record a convincing win over St Bernard’s Glengormley by 2-1 to 0-0. Their second match against St Michael’s from the Ravenhill Road was a close affair that they lost by 0-2 to 0-1. They also were beaten by St Patrick’s Holywood but this was a fantastic display in their first ever competition.


Camogie Success 2015-2016

Congratulations to the Prep camogie team who competed in a blitz on Friday 5th February in Lisburn Leisure Centre. Overall, the girls won two matches against St. Michael's A and St Michael's B teams, drew in a further two matches and were narrowly beaten in the final games of the day. The girls worked hard all morning, passing beautifully and performing skilfully as a team - well done!

The VCB Prep camógs entered the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol indoor Primary Schools’ Camogie Championship, a competition we recently won. Captained by Isabella O’Brien, the girls played well against St Kieran’s, Gaelscoil na Bhfál and Scoil na Fuiseoige. Despite not qualifying for the final, the girls enjoyed this opportunity to experience intense competition and to develop their skills further.

Swimming Success 2015-2016

Congratulations to two pupils from Prep 6 and Prep 7 who represented VCB Prep at the Irish minor schools swimming championships in Dublin in February 2016.

Well done to the girls from Prep 6 and Prep 7 who took part in the Ulster Schools Swimming Championships held in the Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena on 3 October 2015.

The Prep 6 girls achieved third place in both the Freestyle and Medley relays and the Prep 7 girls achieved second place in the Freestyle and third place in the Medley relays.  Special recognition goes to Maddie Crawford McCann and Lily McGuire who reached the finals in their individual races.


Sporting Success 2014-2015

 

Hockey Success 2014-2015

  • In March the VCB Prep Hockey Squad who won Silver at the Ulster Hockey Regional Qualifying tournament.
  • In March the Prep team were honoured with the opportunity to receive specialist training sessions with Ulster Hockey.
  • Lauren Patterson in Prep 7 was selected onto the Ulster Primary Schools Talent Development squad for hockey.

Netball Success 2014-2015

  • In April the Prep netball team reached the Belfast Primary Schools Finals and were crowned champions in their division.
  • In June the Prep netball team took part in a cross-community netball tournament visiting schools Stranmillis, St Ita’s & Carryduff Primary.

Camogie Success 2014-2015

  • In June the Camogie team won the Bredagh Primary Schools' Camogie Championship.
  • In May Katherine Ward and Emilia Azuara-Lois (Prep 7) were selected to play for the Belfast Schools' Squad.

Gaelic Success 2014-2015

  • In June the Gaelic Football team won the Bredagh Primary Schools' Gaelic Football Championship.
  • The highlight of the season was the Prep team winning the indoor finals of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol championship.

Athletics Success 2014-2015

  • Emilia Azuara-Lois was recently named runner-up in the girls’ category for the Belfast City Council Primary Schools Athletics Competition.
  • Lauren Patterson and Emilia Azuara-Lois were selected to participate in specialist coaching at the Mary Peter’s track.

Cross Country Success 2014-2015

  • The Prep 7 cross country team were placed 2nd overall in the Flahavans League.

Swimming Success 2014-2015

  • At the Ulster Minor Schools Swimming Championships our Prep 5 relay team of Evie McGale, Amy Fogarty, Kate Donnelly, Rachel Cheevers and Beatrice Toogood were placed second in the freestyle relay. Special mention must go to Clara Wilson who made the Ulster final in the Butterfly.
  • Our Prep 7 relay of Ella Ross, Molly McGuire, Lauren Patterson, Clara Wilson and Emilia Azuara-Lois were placed third in the freestyle relay.